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  • Hitch Expander from 1-1/4 Inch to 2 Inch for Bike Rack on 5th Wheel
  • A 1-1/4 inch hitch on your 5th wheel will not be a class I. The class I and class II receivers look identical just the Draw-Tite class I hitches have a weldstop integrated to keep you from using class II accessories that are rated higher. Yakima does not make a class I compatible bike rack so that will also ensure your hitch is a class II. It sounds like you want to use a hitch expander like # C45785 which you can do. Using an adapter like this will however reduce the tongue weight...
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  • Recommended Extended Ball Mount or Hitch Extender for Towing Boat Trailer
  • For your 2018 Tahoe and boat trailer needing a longer extension between them I recommend the Hidden Hitch Ball Mount - 3/4" Rise, 2" Drop - 15-3/4" Long - 6,000 lbs # 80232. Having a longer ball mount like this will not reduce the capacity of your hitch at all. This will give you a length of 15-3/4 inches from the center of the ball to the hitch pin hole. For a compatible hitch ball the shank needs to be 1 inch diameter for this mount. I recommend the 2 inch ball # 40038 or 2-5/16...
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  • Recommended Hitch Extender for Kuat Transfer Bike Rack with Lowered Tailgate of 2017 Nissan Frontier
  • For a Kuat Transfer 2 bike rack # TS02G to not touch a lowered tailgate on a 2017 Nissan Frontier I recommend using the Curt Extender for 2" Receivers -18" Long # C45796. This will move the hitch pin hole centers 18 inches and will also give you a tongue weight restriction of 350 lbs. Your Kuat Transfer 2-Bike # TS02G will work just fine with that restriction. If you want to further secure your rack and bikes, I recommend the Cable Locks and Hitch Lock for Kuat Transfer 2 Bike Rack...
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  • Hitch Extension Recommendation for 2018 Ram 3500 with Camper Towing Boat Trailer
  • For your 2018 Ram 3500 with a factory 2-1/2 inch hitch the Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches - 24" to 34" Long # C45048 would be what i recommend. It can give you either a 24 inch or 34 inch long extension and will fit your hitch as it was designed for 2-1/2 inch hitches. I attached a picture that shows a similar setup using this extension for you to check out as well. You'll also need to extend the 7-way too with a kit like the part # TLW6021.
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  • Would 2 inch to 2-1/2 inch Hitch Sleeve Reducer Cut Capacity of Trailer Hitch
  • The sleeve adapters used adapt a 2-1/2 inch hitch to fit a 2 inch hitch accessory do not diminish the towing capacity of the hitch or the accessory installed in the hitch. We have the Curt hitch reducer part # C45405 that would work well for your situation.
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  • Can Chains be Connected to Curt Hitch Extender
  • There is not a place for safety chains to connect to the 18" Curt Extender for 2" Receivers # C45796 so you would need to get new safety chains as well; I have added a link to our selection of safety chains for you to check out such as the 60" # C19749. Keep in mind you will need Pin and Clip # C21510 in order to attach the extender to your current hitch, and that an extender is going to reduce the capacity of your current trailer hitch by 50 percent.
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  • Can an Adapter be Used to Carry a 2 Bike Rack in 1-1/4 Receiver on a Mazda CX-5
  • I do have a solution for you to carry both of your bikes with your Mazda CX-5 but unfortunately an adapter like part # HTAD isn't the way that I recommend going. Not only does it cut the weight rating of your trailer hitch in half, it will also cause your bike rack to have more movement during travel. Since we don't carry Allen bike racks we don't have an adapter so instead I recommend changing out your bike rack for something like the Yakima HoldUp # Y02445 which fits a 1-1/4" receiver...
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  • Availability of 1-1/4" to 2" Receiver Adapter
  • We do have trailer hitch adapters that allow you to use 2" accessories with a 1-1/4" trailer hitch receiver. Out of our available selection I recommend using the Brophy # HTAD. You will need the pin # PC2 for the 1-1/4" end and pin # PC3 for the 2" end if you don't already have them. Please note that adapters will reduce the weight capacity of your trailer hitch by 50% so if you only have 200 lbs of tongue weight now, once you install the adapter that will be reduced to 100 lbs. If...
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  • Distance Between Hitch Openings of Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter # RM-077-10
  • The rise/drop of the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter # RM-077-10 is the distance from the top of the shank that slides into the vehicle hitch to the top of the receiver openings. So when the adapter is in the drop position and the lower opening is the longer one the distance is 10 inches from the top of the shank to the top of the lower opening and then 2 inches to the upper opening. If you flip the adapter the distance is then also 10 inches of rise and 2 inches of drop. Since...
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  • Weight Distribution System for 2008 Ford F-250 Towing 12,000 lb
  • Hitch reducers like the Reese Titan sleeve part # 58102 that you referenced do not reduce the weight capacity of the hitch they are installed in. The only type of hitch size adapter that does reduce capacity are ones that go from a smaller size to a bigger size. You're going to be pretty close to the capacity of your truck so a weight distribution system would be a very good idea. For a weight distribution system rated well for 1,500 lbs of tongue weight the Reese part # RP66075. This...
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  • Can the Roadmaster 10 Drop/Rise Adapter be Used for a Cargo Carrier and Bike Rack
  • You could potentially use the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter # RM-077-10 for a cargo carrier and bike rack but you will be reducing the space on your carrier (like you said) and you are limited to 400 lbs of tongue weight. This includes the weights of your carrier, bike rack, plus the cargo/bikes that you will be carrying. Since 10" is quite a bit of drop I am guessing that your tow vehicle is a bit taller like a lifted pickup. If this is the case then you may be interested in...
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  • Will the Kuat Pivot Swing Away Fit a 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter ERA Winnebago
  • I do have a way for you to determine whether or not the Kuat Pivot Swing Away Hitch Extender part # PV20B will work for you but unfortunately, we nor the manufacturer has yet to test this on a 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter ERA Winnebago so I would not be able to give you a definitive yes or no answer. I will say that the swing away works on most Sprinters and there shouldn't be an issue but again I cannot confirm 100% as they have not been tested. I have attached a photo for you which...
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  • Rear Door Clearances When Using Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender
  • The Yakima BackSwing # Y02483 is 41 inches from hitch pin hole to the furthest point of the receiver tube when open. It is 31-1/2 inches from the hitch pin hole straight out to the inside edge of the receiver tube. It is 22-3/4 inches from inside edge to inside edge. I've attached a photo with these measurements to assist. It is 8-1/2 inches from the hitch pin to the back of the fixed side rail. I've also linked a video with more dimensions to assist. You will need to make some...
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  • Hitch Extension for Use With Truck Camper
  • By extension that "uses chains to the corners of my truck hitch" I assume you are talking about an extender such as the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension # TLE1521 which attaches like in the accompanying photo. The SuperTruss extenders that use chains are only fits for TorkLift SuperHitch dual-receiver trailer hitches so these would only fit if you had one of those on your truck. As for 18" hitch extenders such as the Curt # C45796, there are none we carry which use chains that...
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  • Dual Hitch Adapter for Flat Towing 4,200 lb Vehicle and Carrying Bike Rack
  • The best solution we have would be to use the dual-hitch adapter part # RM-077-6 which would be the only adapter we offer with enough capacity for flat towing a 4,200 lb vehicle and has upper hitch opening that you can use for a cargo carrier or bike rack. If your tow vehicle is going to be a motorhome you'll need to be sure you are using a bike rack rated for the rougher ride quality at the rear of a motorhome like the Swagman XC part # S64650.
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  • Can the Kuat Pivot Swing Away # PV20B and Spare Tire Carrier # C31006 Carry a 75 lb Tire
  • I spoke with my contacts both at Kuat and at Curt and they both said that it would be okay to use the Kuat Pivot Swing Away Hitch Extender # PV20B with the Spare Tire Carrier # C31006 to carry your 75 lb tire. The Kuat Pivot Swing Away actually has a weight capacity of 250 lbs so you won't have to worry about overloading this product. The Kuat comes with a hitch lock but you may want to also use the Hitch Receiver Lock # 63232 to stabilize and lock the spare tire carrier. The Dead...
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  • Will Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches Cause Cargo Carrier to Tilt Upward
  • I went out to the warehouse to take a look at the Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches # C45048 to see if there was a tilt to it. There is a very slight bend in the bar but not enough to make a cargo carrier such as the Curt # C18152 or Surco # 52018 tilt upward, particularly if they are loaded with cargo. It is also possible to bend the extension using the same methods you would if your trailer hitch was somehow bent during the shipping process; I have added...
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  • Hitch Extender Recommendation for Use with Tow Bar and AutoStop Braking System
  • The Roadmaster hitch extender part # RM-071 is designed for flat towing applications and would work well for you to get an additional 11 inches from your tow bar setup so that you can make tighter turns. Let me know if you need something different though and with more info I can see what your best option would be.
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  • Can a 1-1/4 - 2 Adapter be Used to Safely Haul a Cargo Carrier with a 2015 Toyota Corolla
  • The concept of a hitch adapter like the Brophy # HTAD is a good idea in theory but the problem with using one of those with a 1-1/4" hitch, like part # C11265 or # 24913 for your 2015 Toyota Corolla, is that it will reduce the weight capacity of your trailer hitch by 50%. Since those trailer hitches have a tongue weight rating of 200 lbs this means that the tongue weight will be reduced to 100 lbs. If you were to use all of this for the 24x60 Curt Cargo Carrier # C18153 you would only...
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  • Solution for Extending Recessed Trailer Hitch on 2007 Dodge Magnum
  • It sounds like the trailer hitch for your 2007 Dodge Magnum is pretty recessed behind the rear bumper. If you are having trouble using a hitch-mounted accessory like a bike rack or cargo carrier without it interfering with the bumper, a good solution is a hitch extender like the Brophy # HE06. This particular unit will insert into a 2 inch hitch receiver and provide you with a 7-3/8 inch extension. I have attached a link that will take you to our complete selection of hitch extensions that...
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  • How to Lower the Connection Point for a Hitch Bike Rack
  • I do have an option for you but Curt does not recommend using the Curt Dual 2" Receiver Tube Adapter part # D-192 in the fashion you described. This is also going to be the case for both the MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender part # MT70070 and the Malone 2" Dual Purpose Hitch Receiver part # MPG544 as I called them as well. The best option we have for you to lower the connection point that the manufacturer will still warranty is to use the Roadmaster High-Low Adapter part # RM-048-6. This...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Reducer for 3 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver
  • You gave two hitch reducer options, the Reese Reducer Sleeve for Super Titan Hitch Receivers - 3" to 2" # 38735 and the Buyers Products 3" to 2" Receiver Tube Adapter # 337RTA302 and both are compatible with your 2017 Ram 2500's 3 inch receiver. There are also other options like the B&W Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeve - 3" to 2-1/2" # BWRHXA2183 and the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves - 3" to 2-1/2" or 2" # C45408. Any of these options will work with your factory 3 inch hitch.
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  • How Does 48 inch Long Torklift Extension Reduce Hitch Capacity
  • Unlike other hitch extensions the Torklift Hitch Extension part # TLE1548 that you referenced does not have a set percentage for the capacity lost when used in a hitch. Instead it has a set number capacity it would have when used with the higher rated Torklift hitches. Weight capacity when used with SuperHitch Original or Magnum: Maximum gross trailer weight: 6,000 lbs Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 12,000 lbs Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs Maximum TW when used...
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  • Will Yakima BackSwing Swing Away on 2018 Ram Promaster Allow Rear Doors to Open
  • From a previous customer we spoke with we found that on the Ram Promasters like your 2018 model the distance from the bottom of the hitch opening to the bottom of the door when swung out measures right at 9-1/4 inches. The Yakima Bikeswing Part # Y02483 when installed without a bike rack would allow your door to open then with a couple of inches of clearance.
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  • How to Carry a Mobility Scooter on a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • I do not recommend using a 1-1/4" to 2" trailer hitch adapter as this is going to cut your tongue weight capacity in half. The tongue weight capacity on your class I hitch is already going to be pretty low so this is just going to make matters worse. However, if you choose to do so anyway then I recommend using part # HTAD or part # HT5R as they are the only 1-1/4" to 2" trailer hitch adapters we offer that are rated for use on a class I trailer hitch. The best option we have for you...
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  • Recommended Hitch Receiver Reducer for 2017 Ford F-250 with 3 Inch Hitch to Blue Ox Sway Pro System
  • For the traditional Blue Ox Sway Pro, you will need the Curt Hitch Receiver Reducer Sleeves - 3" to 2-1/2" or 2" # C45408 to reduce a 3 inch receiver down to 2 inches. This is not rated for a specific weight rating because it does not protrude from the hitch opening. Another option is to use either the Reese Reducer Sleeve for Super Titan Hitch Receivers - 3" to 2" # 38735 or the Buyers products # 337RTA302 both of which will have one less moving part and are rated for tongue weights...
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  • Recommendation for 4 inch Hitch Extender to Pull 8,000 Pound Trailer
  • We do have a large selection of hitch extenders that will allow for the needed clearance between your tailgate and jack. The shortest extender we have available for 2 inch receivers that has the required capacity for your 8,000 pound trailer is the Roadmaster # RM-071-1075. This extender measures 7-3/4 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole on truck's hitch to the center of the hitch pin hole on the adapter. It has a 10,000 pound towing weight capacity. As you mentioned, using...
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  • Using Reese Hitch Extender with Long Shank Ball Mount on 2002 Ford F-150
  • You can use the Reese Hitch Extender # RP11004 that you referenced along with the Draw-Tite Ball Mount # 2753. The only thing you need to be aware of is that the use of the Reese extender will reduce the weight capacity of your trailer hitch by 35 percent. For example if the trailer hitch on your F-150 has a towing weight capacity of 10,000 pounds, this will be reduced to 6,500 pounds when using the extender. You will just need to make sure that your loaded boat trailer doesn't exceed the...
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  • Mounting a 4-Flat Connector to Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer
  • The hole that you are referencing on the Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches # C45048 is designed to fit a 7-way, which is round, as opposed to a 4-flat. What you can do is use the No-Drill Mount Bracket # 18140 with Mounting Bracket 4-Pole Flat # 18144 and either affix it to the 7-way bracket or to one of the chain attachment points you are not using, which would mount at a 90 degree angle to the extension.
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  • Shortest Trailer Hitch Extender for 2" Trailer Hitch
  • The shortest trailer hitch extender we offer for a 2" trailer hitch is the Hitch Extender For 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver part # HE06 which measures 7-3/8" long. We do not offer any trailer hitch extenders for a 2" trailer hitch that are 4" or 5" long. Please note that using a hitch extender of any length will reduce your hitch's overall capacity by 50%. If you can tell me what you are wanting to use the hitch extender for I would be glad to see if we have any other options for you.
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  • Dimensions for Malone 2" Dual Purpose Hitch Receiver to Determine Rear Bumper Clearance
  • I went out to our warehouse to take a look at the Malone 2" Dual Purpose Hitch Receiver # MPG544 referenced in your question. I measured a distance of right at 9 inches from the center of the main hitch pin hole to the back edge of the closest vertical upright on the bar. There is just a slightly smaller distance of 8-7/8 inches from the hitch pin hole to the back of the upper receiver. I have attached an image with these dimensions labeled that you can also check out.
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  • Will the Hitch Adapter Part # HT5R Fit a Nissan Leaf
  • In order to determine if the Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver part # HT5R will work on your Nissan Leaf you will need to measure from center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of your bumper. This distance will need to be less than 3-5/8" in order for the Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver to work. When we installed the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11396 on a 2013 and 2017 Nissan Leaf we found this distance to be 5" which means it will...
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  • Recommendedation to Tow 4,500 Pound Trailer and Use Hitch-Mounted Bike Rack
  • I do have a solution for you, however we do not have a dual hitch receiver like the MaxxTow # MT70070 that you were looking at that has the kind of capacity you are needing to pull your 4,500 pound trailer. Your best option will be with the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount # D210. This has a different design than the dual receiver adapter but it serves the same purpose. It also features a 7,500 pound towing weight capacity. This will provide you with a ball mount on the bottom of the shank...
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  • Recommendation for Dual Receiver Adapter with Higher Rise
  • The MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender # MT70070 referenced in your question offers the largest rise to the top receiver of any dual hitch adapters that we have available. There is a distance of 6 inches from the top of the bottom receiver to the top or the top receiver. Also keep in mind that this particular unit does have a longer shank which provides a distance of 12 inches from center of hitch pin hole to center of hitch pin hole. This may be enough length so that it clears the rear bumper...
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  • Tongue Weight of Titan Hitch Box Extension at 48 Inches
  • The tongue weight capacity of the Titan Hitch Box Extension for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches # RP45018 at the full 48" extension would actually be 400 lbs. It would be 500 lbs if you cut the extension down to 41".
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  • Will Yakima Backswing Swing Away Adapter Fit Other Brand Bike Racks
  • Yakima has stated that the Backswing part # Y02483 will fit basically all standard 2 inch hitch bike racks and cargo carriers so it would work well with either rack you mentioned. Check out the review video I attached for this as well.
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  • Hitch Adapter to Raise Height of Cargo Carrier for Batter Ground Clearance
  • We can help you with a 2-inch hitch adapter that will give you a height rise for better ground clearance with your CargoPod hitch cargo carrier. I suggest the Roadmaster 2-inch High-Low Adapter # RM-048-8. The Roadmaster has a solid steel shank for strength rather than a hollow one like the MaxxTow # MT70070 and it gives you a full 8-inches of rise. This too will reduce your hitch's rated capacity by 50-percent, the same as the MaxxTow, and it also shares the same 400-lb tongue weight...
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  • How to Carry a Bike Rack and Flat-Tow a Vehicle
  • There is not a maximum length ball mount or hitch extension that can be used in a flat-towing setup. However, the further out you go, the less tongue weight the ball mount or extension will be able to carry which is not really an issue for a flat-towing setup but is something you need to keep in mind. The best option we have for you to flat-tow your vehicle and carry a bike rack is with the Roadmaster Dual Hitch Receiver Adapter part # RM-077-2 for 2-1/4" rise/drop, part # RM-077-4...
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  • Parts Needed to Secure Tow Ready Hitch Extender # HE18 and Ball Mount to Trailer Hitch
  • The secure a ball mount on your Tow Ready Hitch Extender # HE18 I recommend using the Draw-Tite J-Pin # 63201. This not only provides you with a lock for your ball mount, but it also helps to stabilize your ball mount or other accessory. You will also need a product like part # PC3, part # 7683, or part # 63232 to secure the extender in your 2" trailer hitch receiver. Please note that the extender will reduce the overall weight capacity of your trailer hitch by 50%.
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  • Hitch Extender Recommendation for 2000 Ford F-250 with 1,000 lb Tongue Weight
  • For that much tongue weight there's really only one way to use a hitch extender on your 2000 Ford F-250 short bed. For that you'd want the Torklift Super hitch part # TLF1002 with a Super Truss hitch extender part # TLE1524 with a weight distribution system like part # RP66542.
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  • Can Holes be Drilled in Titan Hitch Box Extension
  • Although you can cut the Titan Hitch Box Extension # RP45018 down to 41" I cannot recommend drilling a new hitch pin hole three inches closer to give you a 38" extension as it was not designed for or tested with drilled hitch pin holes; this would also void the product's warranty. If you need a shorter extension the Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer for 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches # C45048 is a 34" extension that has a capacity of 4,500 lbs (6,000 lbs with weight distribution) and tongue weight...
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  • Recommended Anti-Rattle Device for 1-1/4 Inch Hitch Adapter
  • It sounds like you are looking for an anti-rattle device for the connection between a hitch adapter like the Brophy # HTAD and the 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver on your Toyota Prius. For this I recommend taking a look at the Boone No-Rattle Trailer Hitch Wedge # 93347. This will do an excellent job of reducing rattle and play inside the receiver by wedging between the receiver and adapter to fill in any gap. It's also a quick and simple install, as you can see by checking out the attached video....
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  • Recommended Locking Hitch Pin and Anti-Rattle for Solid Shank Hitch Extension
  • The Blue Ox Hitch Extender for Tow Bars - 2" Hitches - 12" Extension # BX88264 has a solid shank at the trailer hitch receiver end that is not threaded, so you would need to use a hitch pin lock like # 7683 on that end and then for an anti-rattle you will need an external device like # BX88224 for the best stabilization or # RM-061 for a more economical option. The opposite end with the receiver opening can use the Thule Snug Tite Hitch Lock and Anti-Rattle Device # THSTL2 if you are...
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  • Recommended Reducer Sleeve and Anti-Rattle Pin for 2017 F-250 With 3 Inch Receiver
  • The Reducer Sleeve for Super Titan Hitch Receivers - 3" to 2" # 38735 is a much better option than using multiple sleeves. The XL Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2-1/2" Hitches # SHP2040-XL has a 3.54 inch pin span that will work if the outer edges of your receiver don't exceed that. The 3 inch pins like # WS05 only have that 3-1/2 inch span, so it should work and give you the anti-rattle stabilization as well but you may need to get a longer spring for easy installation.
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  • Can Reese Hitch Extender part # RP11004 be Used to Tow Trailer that Weighs 4,800 lbs
  • If you used a weight distribution system with the Reese hitch extender part # RP11004 this would work well as it would give you the extension you need and would have a capacity of 6,500 lb. For a weight distribution system then that would be properly rated you'd want the part # RP66541 and you'd be set.
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  • Does Roadmaster High Low Adapter # RM-077-6 Cut Capacity of Hitch It's Used On
  • If you use a hitch adapter like the part # RM-077-6 you do cut the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. This is true regardless of the capacity of the adapter. If the capacity reduction is fine it can be used with the Curt cargo carrier part # C18153.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Size on a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500
  • Where are you measuring from? The inside of the receiver tube opening on your 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 should be just a hair larger than 2-1/2" if you indeed have the 2-1/2" trailer hitch. I can't really think of any measurement that would be 2-3/4" so I recommend checking again using only the inside portion of the receiver tube. In most cases when an individual upgrades to a larger receiver tube opening, most of their previous towing accessories they have will not work which is...
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  • Trailer Hitch for Towing and Carrying a Bike Rack
  • First, in order to choose the correct ball mount, there are a couple measurements you'll need to take. First, make sure both your vehicle and trailer are parked on level ground; you'll then want to measure from the ground to the top of the inside of your hitch receiver. Next, measure from the ground to the bottom of your trailer's coupler and find the difference between the two measurements. If the height of your hitch is greater, you will need a ball mount with that amount of drop....
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  • Can a 2015 Ram 2500 Carry a Golf Cart in the Bed While Towing a 7,200 lb Trailer
  • Since most hitch extenders reduce the weight capacity of a trailer hitch in half that means the towing capacity of your 2015 Ram 2500 would be reduced to 8,550 lbs. This leaves you with 1,350 lbs of cushion with your fully loaded trailer. To determine if your golf cart is pushing you over the limits you will need to find the GVWR of your Ram (can be found on the sticker on your driver's side door jamb) and then subtract the curb weight of the pickup along with the weight of passengers,...
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  • Recommended Hitch and Hitch Extension Compatible with 2011 Ford F-350 and 7K Trailer
  • If you have a 2-1/2 inch opening in your factory hitch receiver on your 2011 Ford F-350, then you can use the Reese Hitch Box Extension and Reducer for Titan 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches # RP45292 along with a weight distribution system for your 8,000 lb capacity. If you have a 2 inch factory trailer hitch receiver opening, then there is another option. If you are right at the 7,000 lb trailer weight or under it, you can use the Brophy Hitch Extender with Step - 2" Hitches - 18" Long -...
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  • Longest Available 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Extender
  • The longest trailer hitch extender we offer is the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension part # TLE1560 which measures 60". However, the SuperTruss will require you to use a SuperHitch like part # TLC1204. The longest trailer hitch extender we offer for a 2" trailer hitch that does not require the SuperHitch is indeed 18" like part # C45796. Please note that a hitch extender minus the SuperTruss will reduce your tongue weight capacity by 50%. I have attached a list of all the 2" trailer...
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  • Will Yakima BackSwing Hitch Extender Work with Surf Rod or Cooler
  • The Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender # Y02483 referenced in your question is designed to work with most hitch-mounted accessories. There are a couple of things to keep in mind when determining if this will work well with your surf rod/cooler. First you will just want to make sure that your carrier is directly compatible with 2 inch receivers and that the combined weight of both the carrier and its contents will not exceed the BackSwing's 250 pound capacity. Another important...
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  • Is It Safe to Invert the Malone Dual Receiver Adapter for Towing?
  • It is not recommended to invert the Malone 2" Dual Purpose Hitch Receiver # MPG544 for towing purposes. The extended receiver is only intended for accessory use not for a ball mount and trailer connection. Your trailer hitch's tongue weight will also be reduced by 50% when you use your bike rack in this adapter, so you will want to account for that as well. My recommendation is to use a longer ball mount like the # D-26 to give you that extra length you desire.
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  • Hitch Extender for a Travel Trailer with 12,000 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR)
  • The only hitch extender we have that will work for you is the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension. The shortest extension they offer is part # TLE1521 which measures 21" long. The issue is the weight of your trailer and 50% reduction from the adapter. In order to use the SuperTruss you will also need the TorkLift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch Receiver part # TLC1212 if you have a 6-1/2' bed or part # TLC1211 if you have an 8' bed.
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  • 48 inch Extension Recommendation for Towing Horse Trailer with 2009 Ford F-350
  • You have a 2 inch hitch since the hitch opening you measured is 2 inches by 2 inches. So the extender you mentioned would not fit since it needs a 2-1/2 inch hitch. There's really only one solution we have and it requires you replacing your hitch with the Torklift # TLF1002 so that you can use a higher rated hitch extension like the SuperTruss part # TLE1548 which is also 48 inches in length. You'll have to use a weight distribution system too so that you have the needed weight capacity....
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  • Hitch Extender Availability that Has Step at End of Tube
  • I wish we still had the step that Mike shows in the demo video you referenced. At this time the most similar option we have would be the part # 3371804017. This is an 18 inch hitch extension that has a step on the end of it.
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  • Hitch Reducer Sleeve to Allow Use of 2-Inch Hitch Accessories in 2-1/2-Inch Hitch Opening
  • Higher-capacity pickups like a Ram 3500, Silverado 3500 or Ford F-350 often have 2-1/2-inch hitches available. For the 2007 Dodge Ram 3500 we offer Draw-Tite 2-1/2-inch hitch # DT45509. If you have a 2-1/2-inch hitch and wish to use 2-inch hitch-mount accessory items such as a ball mount like # C45310 or cargo carrier like # C18153 all you need is a hitch reducer sleeve to drop the size of the hitch opening down to 2-inches. We have many such items shown on the linked page, including...
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  • Hitch Extender for 2-1/2 Inch Receiver to Tow Trailer with Tailgate Down
  • I recommend taking a look at the Curt Hitch Extension # C45048. This extender will slide right into the 2-1/2 inch receiver on your F-250 and provide you with a 24 inch or 34 inch length. You can trim the bar so that you have the shorter 24 inch extension. This is a bit more than what you are needing but this is the closest option available for your 2-1/2 inch receiver. Also note that the receiver portion of this adapter is reduced to 2 inches. When used as the 24 inch length the adapter...
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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2010 Ford Edge Carrying Hitch Carrier
  • The only solution we'd have is rear suspension enhancement for your 2010 Ford Edge to reduce the sag at the rear of the vehicle when using the carrier so that you have better ground clearance. For that the Air Lift kit part # AL60819 would be the kit you'd want as this is a confirmed fit for the rear of your Ford Edge.
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  • Using Curt 34 Inch Extension on 2003 Chevy Silverado with Factory Hitch and TorkLift Tie-Downs
  • I do have a solution for you; however, it will require some changes to the existing components on your truck. The Curt Hitch Extension # C45048 that you referenced does look to be your best option for getting the extension you need to tow a trailer with your Chevy Silverado and Lance Camper. As you mentioned, this does require you to have a 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver on your truck. Also keep in mind that when used at its max 34 inch length it has a maximum trailer weight capacity of...
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  • Why Do Swinging Bike Racks All Swing Towards Passenger Side
  • The reason bike racks all swing to the driver side is beause when people pull over on the side of the highway they almost always pull to the right side. So if you were on the side of the highway and needed to swing the bike rack out you wouldn't want to swing it out into traffic. That's why the bike rack manufacturers like Kuat make their pivots like the part # PV20B swing to the passenger side.
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  • Hitch Extension Recommendation for Truck Camper with 51 inch Long Overhang
  • A 51 inch overhang is pretty long but the best option we'd have for a hitch extension needed for that would be the Titan Hitch extender part # RP45018 which can give you up to 48 inches of extension as needed. This extender at 48 inches has a capacity of 4,000 lbs. You will need to have a 2-1/2 inch hitch installed on your vehicle and this provides a hitch opening for a ball mount designed for a 2 inch hitch.
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  • 42" Hitch Extension for TorkLift SuperHitch on 2014 Ford F-350
  • There is not a 42" extension available for the factory 2" receiver on your 2014 Ford F-350. To add the 42" TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension # TLE1542 you will need to install the TorkLift SuperHitch Original Trailer Hitch Receiver # TLF1002 on your truck in place of your Ford OEM hitch.
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  • Trailer Hitch Extender for Travel Trailer with Deck on a 2017 Ram 2500
  • The shortest trailer hitch extender we offer is the Brophy Hitch Extender part # HE06 which measures 7-3/8" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the hitch pin hole. However, please keep in mind that this extender will reduce the tongue weight capacity of trailer hitch by 50%. The other option we have is to use an extended length ball mount like the Draw-Tite Ball Mount part # 4285 which measures 12" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the center of the ball hole....
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  • Adapter with a Rise to Carry Wheelchair Carrier Higher Up
  • I do have some solutions for you but the Roadmaster adapter # RM-077-8 would not work because it is only rated for carrying accessories while flat towing a vehicle behind a motorhome. If your vehicle has a 1-1/4 inch hitch receiver opening then you could use # HT5R to get some extra height if your hitch is a Class I (max capacity 300 pounds but limited to tongue weight capacity of hitch). If you have a Class II hitch you would instead use # MT70355 (max capacity 350 pounds). Keep in...
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  • Best Way to Carry Bikes and Cargo on a 2018 Honda Odyssey
  • If you were to use the Hitch Extender # HE18 with your Curt Cargo Carrier # C18153 then the furthest edge of the carrier would stick out about 62-1/4" from the center of the hitch pin hole on your Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76171. When we installed this trailer hitch on a 2018 Honda Odyssey we found that from the center of the hitch pin hole to the furthest edge of the vehicle was 4". This means that the cargo carrier will sit out about 58-1/4" (almost 5') from the rearmost...
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  • Will the Yakima BackSwing or the Kuat Pivot Locate a Bike Rack Further Away on a Sprinter Van
  • The pivot distance is actually pretty identical for the Yakima BackSwing # Y02483 and the Kuat Pivot # PV20B. Both manufacturers have actually confirmed that these are great options for a Sprinter Van. I recommend going with the Yakima BackSwing because it is 10 lbs lighter (only weighs 35 lbs) and has a longer shank so your bike rack will automatically sit about 3" - 4" further away from your Sprinter. Attached are some review videos of both swing away extenders mounted on the same...
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  • Solutions for Clearing Slide-In Truck Camper with Ball Mount for Towing Boat Trailer
  • The longest standard hitch extender we have available for a 2 inch receiver is an 18 inch long adapter like the Reese # RP11004 which you have already tried. Please also note that using this and most other extenders will reduce the overall capacity of your trailer hitch. This particular unit will reduce it by 35 percent (most others reduce it by 50 percent). You will just need make sure that the weight of your loaded trailer does not exceed the reduced capacity on your hitch. I'm not...
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  • Will the Yakima BackSwing # Y02483 Fit on a 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with a Spare tire
  • It really depends on the location of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch. A trailer hitch like the Draw-Tite # 76104, which is a confirmed fit for your 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, sticks out significantly farther than OEM trailer hitches do so it would be less likely of an issue. I did measure the Yakima BackSwing # Y02483 and found that from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the arm assembly measured 8-1/2" while that same measurement to the handle was 11-3/4"....
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  • Dolly Towing a Vehicle and Carrying Bikes at the Same Time with a Motorhome
  • There are no adapters with dual receivers for 2-1/2 inch hitches that would work for this specific application. But there are other ways to carry bikes on the back of your motorhome. For example if your motorhome has a 4 to 4-1/2 square, steel, fully welded bumper you could use # S64663, # S80605, or # S80501. I have linked videos of all 3 of these bike racks for you. Another option, if your motorhome has a ladder in the back, is to use a ladder mounted rack such as # S80630, # LA-102,...
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  • Hitch Extender Recommendation Towing 7,500 lb Trailer
  • If you use the Reese Elite hitch extender part # RP45292 in your 2-1/2 inch hitch at the 24 inch length with a weight distribution system you'd have an 8,000 lb capacity. That would be the only way to get an extension with the needed capacity. For a properly rated weight distribution system then you'd need the Reese Steadi-Flex kit part # RP66560 which has integrated sway control and you'd be set.
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  • Recommended Hitch Extension for 2014 Ram 3500 With Camper to Pull Large Boat Trailer
  • For your 2014 Ram 3500 with factory 2-1/2 inch hitch receiver, I recommend the Reese Hitch Box Extension and Reducer for Titan 2-1/2" Trailer Hitches, 24" - 34" Long # RP45292. This will allow you the 24 inch extension that will allow you to tow your 6,500 lb boat trailer when using a weight distribution system. There is not a direct extension for a single hitch that doesn't require weight distribution for that towing capacity. Without knowing your boat trailer, if you have a pole...
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  • Hitch Extender Needed for a Bike Rack on a 2007 Jeep Wrangler with a Spare Tire
  • The Brophy Hitch Extender # HE06 that you referenced is a great way to add 7" of clearance for your bike rack. This is rated for a max of 3,500 lbs gross towing weight and 350 lbs tongue weight but it will reduce your trailer hitch capacity by 50%. Since this will most likely make your trailer hitch capacity lower you will be limited by that capacity. The other problem with extenders is that they cause more play in the hitch receiver as well. You can help remedy this with the use of...
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  • Recommended Adapter for Ground Clearance of Bike Rack
  • The Curt Dual 2" Receiver Tube Adapter, 8" Extension # D-192 will work well to give you the extra height you desire but using any adapter will reduce your hitch tongue weight by 50%. This won't be an issue with a Curt Class III hitch is you just use your Ridgeback # Y02457. A similar option for more height is the Malone 2" Dual Purpose Hitch Receiver # MPG544 but it will also extend the length of the hitch 2-1/2 more inches than the # D-192. This will probably result in the adapter...
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  • Multipurpose Ball Mount with 2" Receiver for Cargo Carrier
  • You can use your cargo carrier and tow a trailer with your Sea-Doos by using the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount with 2" Receiver for Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers # D210. The ball mount has a 7,500 lb towing capacity and 750 lb tongue weight capacity and the receiver has a 350 lb tongue weight capacity. The ball mount will require a hitch ball with a 1" shank, so if you do not already use one you need either # C40051 for a 1-7/8" hitch ball or # 63845 for a 2" hitch ball. If you do...
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  • Does Hitch Extender Typically Affect Safety Chain and Trailer Wiring Length Needed
  • Typically when using a hitch extender similar to the Roadmaster Hitch Extender part # RM-071-75 the added length doesn't affect safety chain and trailer wiring fit but if you have a setup where the chains and wiring are tight then this may be an issue. For most people they have enough slack that it's not a problem at all. This hitch extender isn't designed for towing a trailer with though. For a similar one that is rated for towing you'd want the part # HE06 which can tow up to 3,500...
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  • Why Aren't Hitch Adapter Ideal for Adding Ground Clearance
  • Dual hitch adapters like the MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender # MT70070 that you referenced aren't really ideal for your scenario for a couple reasons. These adapters cut the capacity of the hitch they are used in by 50 percent so that most likely will cut too much of your Toyota minivans capacity for a heavy scooter and carrier. Also since these add length to the setup the height gained offsets slightly so you don't get as much height as you'd need. A better option might be suspension enhancement...
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  • Recommended Adapter to Convert 1-1/4 Inch Receiver on Curt 11482 Hitch to 2 Inch Receiver
  • For a hitch adapter that will work well with the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11482 that you referenced, I recommend the Brophy # HTAD. This is compatible with Class I hitches and will convert the 1-1/4 inch receiver to a 2 inch receiver that you can use for your bike rack. Just keep in mind that using this or any similar adapter will reduce the tongue weight capacity of your trailer hitch by 50 percent. This means the tongue weight capacity on your Curt hitch will drop to...
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  • Recommended Camper Tie-Downs and TorkLift Trailer Hitch for 2018 Ford F-350
  • I do have an option for you, however there is not a set of TorkLift Custom Frame-Mounted Camper Tie-Downs available that will work with the running boards on your 2018 F-350 that run beneath the bed. I instead recommend taking a look at the Brophy Clamp On Camper Tie-Downs # HSSF. These are universal tie-downs that will clamp onto the truck's bed side rails to provide attachment points for securing your camper. They feature a strong steel construction with a black powder coat finish...
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch with Sway Control Compatibility with Pole Tongue Enclosed Trailer
  • For your 24 foot enclosed trailer, the photo shows only a pole tongue and not an a-frame. If this is correct, you can use the Pole-Tongue Adapter for Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution Systems - 14,000 lbs GTW, 1,400 lbs TW # EQ95-01-5950 with an Equal-i-zer weight distribution system. Another option is the Reese Pole-Tongue Adapter for Weight Distribution Systems - 7,500 lbs GTW, 750 lbs TW # RP3280 which is compatible with many different systems that have sway control integrated. When...
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  • Cargo Carrier for Rear of Trailer to Carry Generator
  • There is no current stipulation for use of a cargo carrier behind a trailer like your 2015 R-Pod; just be sure the one you use is fixed and not one that folds. In terms of an adapter ike the # D-192, it will reduce the capacity of your Class II hitch by 50 percent, so to stay safe I recommend a cargo carrier that fits a 1-1/4" hitch like you have on your trailer. The Tow Ready Cargo Carrier # 63154 will fit a 1-1/4", Class II hitch and weighs 45 lbs, so as long as your R-Pod's hitch...
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  • Dimensions of Yakima BackSwing Swing-Away Hitch Extender
  • I went out to our warehouse to measure the Yakima BackSwing Swing Away Hitch Extender # Y02483 and found it was approximately 4-3/4" from the top of the extension to the top of the assembly. Please keep in mind the BackSwing was not fully assembled when I measured so there may be a slight difference in this dimension when it is fully assembled.
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  • Hitch Adapter Recommendation to Raise Cargo Carrier
  • The Malone dual hitch adapter part # MPG544 will move your hitch accessory up 7-1/2 inches above where it currently is. You should note that it cuts the capacity of the hitch it is used in by 50 percent. I am pretty sure you have a Ram 2500 though so that most likely won't be an issue.
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  • Hitch Mounted Upright Crossbar Recommendation to Fit Front Hitch of Chevy Silverado
  • I have a solution for you, but the # C45013 is designed to only fit vertical hitches and not what you have currently. Your best option would be a Thule Goal Post # TH997 which will fit your front hitch and give you the upright crossbar you need in front of your truck and will fit the front hitch.
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  • Solution for Using Cargo Box and Bike Rack at the Same Time on 2016 Toyota 4Runner
  • The Curt Dual 2" Receiver Tube Adapter # D-192 referenced in your question can be used to secure 2 hitch-mounted accessories like a bike rack and cargo carrier, but there are a couple of things you will want to keep in mind to determine if this will work for you. The first thing is that the use of this or any similar adapter will use reduce the overall capacity of your trailer hitch by 50 percent. For example, if the trailer hitch on your 4Runner has a 300 pound tongue weight capacity,...
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  • Solution for Using Cargo Carrier While Towing Sea Doo Trailer with 2015 Honda Odyssey
  • As you mentioned in your question, the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount # D210 is typically the best solution for what you are trying to do. With that being said, if the 2-1/4 inch drop on the ball platform won't allow you to tow the trailer level, it won't be the best product for your particular application. We do have dual hitch adapters like # D-192 that will allow you to still use your ball mount with a rise, but this type of product will also reduce the overall capacity of your trailer...
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  • Can the Yakima Backswing be Used with Other Hitch Adapters
  • The Yakima BackSwing, part # Y02483, is essentially an adapter that gives a hitch mounted accessory the swinging feature. If you are to use a 1-1/4 to 2 inch expander, like part # 80303 which is also and adapter, you would be using two adapters which is never recommended.
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  • Ball Mount For Extending Trailer Distance When Using Boat Ramp
  • The problem that you are going to run into is the weight of your boat and trailer. The Reese Hitch Box Extension, # RP45292, has a maximum weight capacity of 8,000 lbs, but that is only if you are using a weight distribution system which isn't commonly used on boat trailers. If you aren't using a weight distribution system, the max capacity is only 6,000 lbs. Unfortunately we do not offer a hitch extender that can handle the weight of your boat and trailer and I'm not aware of any extender...
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  • Hitch Extender for a Jeep Wrangler and Cargo Carrier to Clear Spare Tire
  • We have a lot of hitch extenders, see link, but keep in mind that when you use a hitch extender it will reduce the tongue weight capacity of the trailer hitch by 50 percent. So for example if the tongue weight capacity of your hitch is 350 pounds and you use an extender that capacity drops to 175 pounds. That means the combined weight of the cargo carrier and cargo cannot exceed 175 pounds in this scenario. Another option is to multipurpose ball mount # D210. Since this is a ball mount...
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  • How to Use a TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension to Tow a Trailer with the Tailgate Down
  • For starters, the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension will only work if you have a SuperHitch Original, Magnum, or Hero already installed on your tow vehicle. These hitches have a dual receiver tube opening which is what allows them to work with the SuperTruss. If you need one then please let me know the year, make, and model of the tow vehicle. In order to determine if the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension part # TLE1524 will work for you, you will want to measure from the center...
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  • Do All Hitch Extenders Reduce Capacity for a 2018 Ford F-150
  • For a 12" hitch extender I recommend using the MaxxTow Hitch Extender part # MT70024. This extender will however reduce the weight capacity of your hitch by 50% or limit it to 350 lbs tongue weight (TW) and 3,500 lbs gross trailer weight (GW) whichever is the lower of the two. Unfortunately, the only hitch extender we have that will not reduce the trailer hitch's capacity is the TorkLift SuperTruss Hitch Extension but they do not make a trailer hitch that will allow you to use this extender...
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  • What is the Wall Thickness of the Steel Used to Make Kuat Pivot Swing Away Hitch Extender # PV20B
  • The wall thickness of the steel used to make the Kuat Pivot Swing Away Hitch Extender # PV20B is approximately 1/8 inch thick. There is some slight variance from one to the next and the powder coat is also factored in. A range of 0.0625 and 0.125 inches is a solid estimate considering powder coat and manufacturer tolerances. The Pivot has a capacity of 250 pounds. I have linked a video review of it for you.
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  • Are Two Anti-Rattle Devices Needed When Using Brophy Reducer Sleeve on 2 Inch Hitch
  • In order to reduce movement with both the Hitch Reducer's # HT02 connection with the 2 inch receiver on your Subaru Outback and the cargo carrier's connection to the reducer sleeve, using two different anti-rattle devices will indeed be your best option. I recommend using the Let's Go Anti-Rattle Receiver Lock # 63232 for the 2 inch receiver on your vehicle and the Anti-Rattle Receiver Lock # 63147 for the reducer sleeve's receiver. These anti-rattle devices use a block and spring to...
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  • Easy to Load Bike Rack for 2 Electric Bikes
  • No problem, you just need the right bike rack so you won't have to lift your heavy bikes onto or off of the rack! For that there is one option but it is a fantastic option. It is the Thule EasyFold # TH903202. It comes with ramps so you just have to roll the bikes on or off. It has a capacity of 65 pound per bike so it can handle your 48 pound electric bikes with ease! This is by far the best bike rack for your needs. It is also the only one with ramps like this. I included a picture showing...
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  • 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Adapter for Bike Rack on 2008 MazdaSPEED3
  • We have exactly what you need, although technically the adapter will not turn the Class I hitch into a Class II hitch, it will simply give your 2008 MazdaSPEED3 a 2" receiver. The Hitch Adapter 1-1/4" to 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver with 5" Rise # HT5R will convert your Mazda's Class I, 1-1/4" receiver into a 2" receiver and will also give you 5" of rise. This adapter will also reduce your hitch capacity by 50 percent, so if you had the Draw-Tite # 24816 hitch, for example, its maximum...
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  • How to Tow a Trailer and Carry a Bike Rack at the Same Time
  • I do have an option for you but the MaxxTow Dual Hitch Extender part # MT70070 cannot be flipped and used for towing. This adapter will also reduce your hitch's weight capacity by 50 percent. Instead, I recommend taking a look at the MaxxTow Ball Mount w/ 2" Accessory Receiver part # MT70066 which will be one of the very few options we have for you that will allow you to both tow a trailer and carry a bike rack without reducing the capacity of your hitch. As long as you do not exceed the...
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  • Height Increase of Malone Dual Hitch Adapter # MPG544
  • You didn't say how much more height you need or the height of your friend's dual adapter but you should compare it to the Malone # MPG544 which is 7-1/2 inches from the center of the top pin hole to the center of the bottom pin hole. This is the most height from any of our dual hitch adapters and likely more than your friend's. Since your bike rack and bikes are less than 100 pounds you probably won't have an issue but I recommend verifing the total weight on the adapter because it's...
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  • Hitch Adapter With Rise for Kuat Pivot
  • If you're having clearance issues with the Kuat Pivot # PV20B your best bet is to use the Curt Multipurpose Ball Mount with 2" Receiver for Bike Racks and Cargo Carriers # D210. This will give you about 4 extra inches of height from your current receiver and the receiver has a 350 lb tongue weight whereas most adapters will reduce the tongue weight of your hitch by 50 percent. You will need pin and clip # PC3 to keep the mount in your receiver.
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  • Can a 12 Extender be Used to Tow a 3,000 lb Trailer with a Class A Motorhome
  • Any 12" extender that would fit your application will reduce your overall hitch weight capacity. The Reese Hitch Extender # RP11003 (14") will reduce it by 35% while most others will reduce it by 50%. Options like the Curt Hitch Extension and Reducer # C45048 that you referenced are meant to fit a 2-1/2" hitch receiver and are typically used for a pickup with a camper in the bed. If your trailer hitch and Class A are rated high enough you will be able to tow your trailer and car with...
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  • Hitch Extender for In-Bed Camper and Trailer Compatibility
  • For the proper extension for your trailer you will want to measure from the center of the hitch pin hole on your trailer hitch to the location you want the extender's hitch pin hole to be. I've attached the page for all of your options, but you will want to note the towing capacity as well as the fact that many extenders will reduce the tongue weight of your hitch by 50%. The additional length increases the torque on your hitch receiver, so it will significantly reduce your towing capacity...
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